Dictionary.com

antepenult

[ an-tee-pee-nuhlt, -pi-nuhlt ]
/ ˌæn tiˈpi nʌlt, -pɪˈnʌlt /
Save This Word!

noun

the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of antepenult

1575–85; <Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last, feminine of antepaenultimus standing before the penult. See ante-, penult

OTHER WORDS FROM antepenult

pre·an·te·pe·nult, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for antepenult

British Dictionary definitions for antepenult

antepenult
/ (ˌæntɪpɪˈnʌlt) /

noun

the third last syllable in a word

Word Origin for antepenult

C16: shortened from Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima; see ante-, penult
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK